Advantage Mini Golf System used at retirement community
Adventure Golf & Sports (AGS – formerly Adventure Golf Services) of Traverse City, Michigan, installed a miniature golf course at Granite Farms Estates retirement community late last year using its Modular Advantage Mini Golf System.
The miniature golf course replicates (in smaller scale fashion) some of the most famous golf holes in the country, like the 18th holes at Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Spyglass Hill at Pebble Beach, and Grand National Links in Alabama, built with interlocking flexible, patented panels that reduce cost, construction time, and maintenance compared to a traditional concrete course.
“Our target date was to be open and ready for OlympiActs 2019 and Adventure Golf & Sports did a phenomenal job of making that happen for us,” says Michael Synczyszyn, the mid-atlantic regional director of real estate and project management for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.
Given Heiland’s 15 years’ experience at various country clubs and personal horticultural studies, he began to put together a list of famous golf course holes that might be replicated on a smaller scale. As Heiland recalls, “we were interested in creating something that would become another legacy community area with a walking path, benches, gardens and the like along the golf course.”
Due to space challenges, including changing the plot site when a pipeline was run through the original site of the course, 18 holes became nine and then became six.